The Berkshire Free Library serves the northern Tioga County Communities of Berkshire and Richford New York.


Library Director:  Fran Miller

 Library Hours:  Tue. 12-5; Wed. 1:30-7; Thur. 1- 5; Fri. 1:30-7.  Sat. 9-2.

Latest News and Up-Dates

Berkshire Library Notice

Berkshire Free Library’s STORY TIME

Story Time for children 2 – 5 and their parent or caregiver will resume Wednesday Dec. 9 at the Berkshire Free Library, corner of Route 38 and Jewett Hill Rd., and at the Richford Congregational Church, Route 38, on Friday Dec 11.  Story Time, which is funded by a grant from the Rosen Foundation, will run from 10 to 11am at both locations.  The library’s new Director, Fran Miller, invites all Northern Tioga preschoolers to come share books and fun activities.

Story Time will not be held December  23 through January 1, but will resume January 6 & 8.

The library has recently installed WiFi technology!  WiFi will be available, free of charge, at the library during regular hours.  The service is supported by the Finger Lakes Library System and purchased with funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant.

Our eight Tioga County public libraries have begun using a unified county-wide library card.  Tioga County borrowers may now use their card to access materials from any county library, chose the library at which they would like to pick up a specific hold request, renew items and view current items borrowed, and return items & pay fines at any Tioga County library.  The program, called “Tioga Together”, is managed through the FLLS.  Search our catalog at

A new selection of books in large print has just been added to the collection thanks to a grant from the Tioga County Senior Citizens Foundation.  Mysteries, westerns, & romance by many of today’s popular writers.

Watch for news about the summer program—Dream BIG! @ the Library!

The library is open Tues: 12 – 5; Wed: 1:30-700; Thur: 1-5; Fri: 1:30-7; Sat: 9-2.  Handicapped access from the Jewett Hill Rd parking area.

October 17,  Berkshire Free Library Offers Introduction to Technology

Northern Tioga area residents wanting to learn to use their new tech devices are invited to an introductory session Saturday, Oct 17, at 10 am.  This session, to be held at the Berkshire Town Hall, will present many types of devices that are available on the market today.   The array of products on display will include computers, tablets, e-readers, iPads, smart phones, children’s tablets, Playaways, and more.  A demonstration of a 3D printer is also planned.  Join Anthony Miller in a demonstration of many of these devices and learn how they can be used to help in your everyday life.
The 6 week program, funded by an Outreach Grant from the Finger Lakes Library System, will also include instruction in using the many on-line services offered by FLLS.  Additional sessions will be scheduled to fit participants’ interests.  Any N. Tioga area resident who is interested, but unable to attend, can stop in at or call the library during library hours for more information.  (Tues: 12-5; Wed: 1:30-7; Thur: 1-5; Fri 1:30-7; Sat 9-2)
Miller is a PC/LAN Technician with Broome-Tioga BOCES.  He is a NYS certified operator and technician on both Apple and Microsoft Windows computers.